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30 July 2008

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Media contribution needed for peace in Timor-Leste

Timor Post Representatives of media agenices in Timor-Leste and UNMIT held a press conference at Hotel Turismo on Tuesday (29/7) to raise awareness of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Declaration of Human Rights on 21 September, the Interntional Day of Peace. At the press conference, UNMIT’s National Spokesperson Hipolito Gama said, “On the 21 of September this year we will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration. The Media can play an important role in the peace campaign. The role of media is as an ambassador for peace.”

The Director of Radio Timor-Leste Rosario Martins, Timor-Leste Media Development Center (TLMDC) Director Francisco Dagary, Timor Post Editor-in-Chief Mouzinho Lopes and Director of Dili Weekly and Jornal Labarik also made their statements on peace. Mr. Rosario Martins said that RTL has tried to accurately reflect the law and to promote peace and national unity by providing balanced information. “To strengthen tolerance and peace in Timor-Leste, the journalists should be encouraged to cover and disseminate balanced and accurate information,” said Mr Martins.

Furthermore, the Editor-in-Chief Mouzinho Lopes said that his newspaper has a program of peace campaign called, stop violence, live in peace, which started in March. Meanwhile, Director of TLMDC Francisco da Silva said that his organization has provided peace journalism training to journalists in Timor-Leste to contribute and create peace in Timor-Leste.

South Korea to employ 2000 workers from Timor Leste- Timor Post

The State Secretary of Professional Development and Employment Bendito Freitas confirmed yesterday that that South Korea has made an agreement with Timor-Leste to send 2000 workers to Korea. According to Mr Freitas, the Government will recruit these workers and provide them with language training and basic knowledge on the culture of South Korea Mr Freitas also confirmed that in the next 15 months, teachers from South Korea will be arriving in Timor-Leste to provide the language training.

Military police HQ to be built soon- Timor Post

Secretary State of Defence Julio Tomas Pinto has confirmed that the headquarters for the military police will be built in an ex building of Dili regent (ex Kantor kabupaten). He added that office would be constructed soon in order to control illegal migration and unruly F-FDTL members.

PGR should be responsible for Alfredo’s documents – Diario Nacional

The President of the Social Democratic Party Mario Viegas Carrascalão said that the Prosecutor General should responsible for information obtained from Alfredo Reinado’s laptop and mobile which has since been lost. “These things should be saved as they evidence for the 11 February attack,” said Mr. Carrascalão. PGR Longuinhos Monteiro rejected that Alfredo’s documents were lost to Australia. “Such things are not lost. They are with the Australian Federal Police for investigation,” said PGR Monteiro on Monday (28/7) in Dili.

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